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Ethiopians Said to Push Civilians Into Rebel War

Date: December 15, 2007
Author: Jeffrey Gettleman
QUOTE: The Ethiopian government, one of America’s top allies in Africa, is forcing untrained civilians — including doctors, teachers, office clerks and employees of development programs financed by the World Bank and United Nations — to fight rebels in the desolate Ogaden region, according to Western officials, refugees and Ethiopian administrators who recently defected to avoid being conscripted.

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